SAVA DI BARONISSI
About 10 km NE of Salerno, the so-called Catacombe
has recently been excavated. It is the lower floor of a
Roman villa constructed in the Republican period, but
enlarged in the 1st c. A.D., with a sequence of rooms
opening from a quadrangular cryptoporticus (33 x
30.7 m). It opens to the W, through carefully spaced
arches, onto a garden. The garden is the focus of terraces that encircle the exterior of the upper story.
The ground floor rooms were used from Early Christian times, as a monumental cemetery.
Apollo, Bollettino dei Musei Provinciali del Salernitano
2 (1962) 146-50MPI